WE ARE JIDC, The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries – Pleased to meet you!
We are JIDC, the Journal of Infection in Developing Countries. We are an Open Access Journal and proud to be Open Access and participating in International Open Access Week. Our non-for-profit journal publishes peer-reviewed papers focusing on medical and biomedical research studies that affect health and medicine in lower-income countries. Research manuscripts can be in the form of research articles, case reports, and review articles. Importantly, JIDC has developed a Unique Mentoring System to facilitate the publication of scientific articles in need of guidance in English editing and/or scientific direction. Since all scientific research merits publication, it is JIDC’s mission to help develop scientific and medical studies into scientifically sound research articles by use of the mentoring system. As scientific studies from all areas of the globe are published through JIDC we hope that JIDC becomes an intersection point of international science. JIDC strives to be an international platform for the scientific interaction between the developed and developing worlds.
Open Access and JIDC
Open Access! We provide immediate open access of accepted papers on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. As an Open Access journal, JIDC provides all published articles freely available from our journal website. The articles published in JIDC are online from our journal website in PDF form that can then be downloaded for reading and sharing and referencing in future work. The object of research is to increase knowledge of a particular subject. To conduct research but not to share the results, therefore, is to defeat its purpose. The objective of JIDC is to allow researchers in all countries access to a high-quality international journal, not just to read, but more importantly, in which to publish research for others to read.
An International Journal!
As an international journal, publications are encouraged from laboratories from both developed and developing countries. JIDC welcomes manuscripts from any country but particularly strives to provide all infectious disease researchers from developing countries with an international forum for publishing their research findings. And together with our JIDC Blog it is also our hope that JIDC can be a platform for smaller research groups in developing countries to raise their profile and/or introduce them and their expertise to the research community.
Who Are We?
JIDC was founded by Professor Salvatore Rubino of the University of Sassari in Sassari, Sardinia, Italy. Professor Salvatore Rubino is an internationally renowned researcher in the field of Salmonella enteric and professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences.
We are an incredibly large group of co-operative scientists and clinicians that work together for the common goal that all research merits publication. Under the direction of Salvatore Rubino there are 15 senior editors who are located across the globe: Saudi Arabia, United States, Korea, Vietnam, Turkey, Bahrain, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong, China and the Netherlands. Please see the regional offices for more information on your local JIDC branch.
In addition, there are 15 Editors, 11 Associate Editors, 1 Technical Editor, 9 Scientific Editors, 8 members of the Linguistics Division and an Extensive Editorial Board.
Of course JIDC could not run without a webmaster, Marco Scano, who organizes the online technical aspects our monthly publication. And creative designs including Journal Art Covers are done by Jeff Coombs.
More information on the Editorial Team of JIDC can be found here.
More about the Mentoring System
Mentoring is a necessary part of teaching and learning in the sciences and scientific research. Most of us begin with an attempt to write our first paper, which is corrected by our supervisor and so the process begins. We are all mentored, to a greater or lesser extent, in the art of getting papers accepted for publication.
Open Access Week Posts to come include an indepth look into the JIDC Mentoring System and the Importance of Open Access.